The Forest Giants in a Giant Forest
March of 2019 brought the unveiling of The Forest Giants in a Giant Forest at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. The family of three – and one on the way – will call Bernheim home for at least three years. Using only recycled wood from the region, Danish artist Thomas Dambo constructed Mama Loumari, Little Nis, Little Elina, and the third baby Giant, who is currently living in Mama’s belly. They love to meet visitors of all ages and take photos to share with others. Be sure to share yours using @bernheimforest or #BernheimForestGiants! When planning your adventure, keep the following helpful tips in mind:
- It is free to see the Forest Giants in a Giant Forest sculptures. The $5 per car environmental impact fee on weekends and holidays still applies for non-members. A $10 donation is suggested per car for non-members.
- The Visitor Center can provide maps, walking and parking information and more.
- The Giants are within walking distance of each other. It is an approximately 2-mile loop to see all three. Parking is available near each of the Giants as well.
- Photos are allowed and you may touch the giants, but please treat them with respect.
- It is requested that you do not climb on Mama Loumari at all. Little Elina and Little Nis welcome their visitors on their feet and hands, but no higher.
- It is encouraged that you visit in the off-peak times – before 11 a.m. or after 3 p.m. to have more one on one time with the giants.
For more information on the family and help with planning your trip, click here.